Campus Watch – 06/02/15

Sussex protesters get compensation after being unfairly excluded

The University of Sussex has been ordered to pay thousands in compensation to three students who were unfairly suspended for participating in a protest. The University had already spent over £100,000 in legal fees to ban the students from campus, but must now must pay each of them at least £2,000 to apologise for ‘distress and inconvenience’ caused.

Emily Willson


Missing Durham student’s body found

A body recovered from the River Wear in Durham last Friday has now been confirmed as that of Euan Coulthard. The 19-year-old was reported missing on Thursday 15th January after he disappeared following a night out. Police state there are currently no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Emily Willson


Sheffield petition against ‘impossible’ exam

Final-year Economics students at Sheffield University have started an online petition demanding the institution investigates an exam which they claim was ‘impossible’. They argue that the paper contained questions on topics they’d never been taught. A reported 90% of the students have expressed their anger at the University’s failure to take action.

Emily Willson


St Andrews students fined for ‘F**k the poor’ signs

Two St Andrews students have been fined after they held signs in the town centre reading ‘F**k the poor’. Police were called to the busy high street when shoppers complained about the ‘offensive’ message. It is believed the pair were echoing an experiment in London which aimed to challenge the stigma of poverty.

Charlotte Mason

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